Postgraduate Law

Our postgraduate options provide an opportunity to gain a deep understanding of legal concepts and pursue specialist studies in an area of law you are passionate about.

Our programs cater to both law and non-law graduates, and we have coursework and research masters options available depending on your area of interest. For those who want to advance their knowledge in a particular area or want to trial postgraduate study, it is possible to enrol in single courses on a non-award basis.


Postgraduate coursework for law graduates

Our Masters programs for Law Graduates provide high quality, flexible coursework for students looking to further focus their legal knowledge through coursework or research.

  • Master of Laws

    The Master of Laws program are for students proceeding directly from undergraduate study as well as experienced legal practitioners wishing to specialise in areas of commercial law and who wish to develop their scholarly skills in legal research and writing.

    • Learn from some of Australia’s top legal minds and experienced international teaching staff with vast experience in law practice.
    • Flexible study options available for both full-time students, and students studying part-time while working.
    • Flexible study modes delivered in seminar-style teaching is employed. 
    • Specialise your legal knowledge through Master coursework study and our range of elective courses including international and comparative commercial law, and new ages specalised law courses eg space and military law.
    • Opportunities to study with Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics (RUMLAE)

    Master of Laws

  • Master of Comparative Law (Adelaide/Mannheim)

    • Undertake Masters study through a joint program, allowing you to study at both the Adelaide Law School and the prestigious University of Mannheim Law School in Germany.
    • Specialise in international legal systems and European Law.

    Master of Comparative Law

  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP)

  • Professional Certificate in Arbitration

    For students interested in Alternative Dispute Resolution, and its role within the Australian legal system.

    Professional Certificate in Arbitration 

Postgraduate programs for non-law graduates

Interested in developing your legal knowledge, but haven’t completed an undergraduate law degree? Our postgraduate programs for non-law graduates are designed for those looking to extend their knowledge in business studies with a focus on law.

  • Business Law

    • Designed for graduates and professionals looking to further their knowledge of business with a focus on the law.
    • Flexible study options, with seminar-style teaching and intensive options available.

    Master of Business Law Graduate Diploma in Business Law  

    Graduate certificate in Business Law

  • Insolvency Law

    • Entry options for both non-law graduates and non-degree applicants with relevant experience.
    • Completion of the course allows graduates to be licensed as insolvency practitioners by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth).
    • Flexible learning options available, including intensive and blended learning (mix of face to face and online).
    • Taught by our leading insolvency and bankruptcy academics and industry professions.
    • CPD points available – check with your Professional body

    Graduate Certificate in Insolvency Law

Postgraduate research

Determined to have an impact through researching key legal issues that will affect our future? 

The Adelaide Law School offers research degrees at both the masters and doctorate levels: the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and the Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD). Our HDR programs give you the opportunity to work under the supervision of experienced academic staff from within the University of Adelaide, around Australia, and internationally to lead innovative research that will shape the future of legal practice. 

Higher degrees by research